Angelina Jolie recently granted an in-depth interview with Vogue magazine. Personally, I’ve walked away from reading the interview thinking Jolie is a much bigger whack job than I ever imagined.
Here’s some of what she had to say and my personal opinions (hereinafter referred to as CA):
Jolie: Jolie claims she never wanted to ruin Pitt’s marriage to actress Jennifer Aniston — it just happened that way.
CA: People know when ‘something’ is happening and when they should walk away or strengthen those barriers to prevent something unethical from happening. Jolie and Pitt HAD to have known what they were doing and could have done anything at any time to stop IF they’d wanted to.
Jolie: “I didn’t know much about exactly where Brad was in his personal life [when they met on the set of "Smith"]. But it was clear he was with his best friend, someone he loves and respects”
CA: Thus the challenge that obviously fueled Jolie’s pursuit of Pitt or visa versa – one is just as guilty as the other.
Jolie: Jolie said she has only briefly met Aniston and would gladly sit down with her — but only of the “Friends” star asked to do so.
CA: Ummm Why? How many of you would want to sit down with the person that destroyed your marriage?
Jolie: “We both have been married before, so it’s not marriage that’s necessarily kept some people together.
“We are legally bound to our children, not to each other, and I think that’s the most important thing,” she said.
CA: Seems to me that it’s ‘marriage’ that Pitt and Jolie run from or that serves as an excuse to see other people.
Jolie: “I don’t trust anyone,” Jolie admitted.
“I don’t think it’s a good thing. This is going to make you think that maybe I should get some therapy, but trust is such a bizarre word. I’d like to say that I trust my mother, but I also don’t know if she might do something that she thinks is in my best interest.
Still, “I trust Brad will never do anything,” she said.
But after a few moments, Jolie then added, “I don’t know. I don’t trust anybody completely.”
CA: Therein lies the answer as to whether she broke up the marriage of Pitt and Aniston – as far as I’m concerned.
Jolie likely realizes that ANY man that can be taken away from one woman, could just as easily be taken away from her.
Jolie: “I’m not a hugger. People make fun of me. It’s something that I have a hard time with. If someone hugs me, I hold my breath. Snuggling, cuddling, hugging, crying … all that stuff makes me very uncomfortable.”
Except when it comes to her kids, the star said.
“Oh, I love hugging my kids,” she quickly added. “It’s a different thing because you feel such a genuine grab from them.”
CA: This probably explains why Pitt is so drawn to her – you know, the unobtainable fruit? It’s just about as cliche’ as it can get – it’s all about the quest.
Jolie: Jolie’s next big flick will be portraying the wife of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl in “A Mighty Heart.” It was a role that Aniston had once said she would “love” to play.
CA: Nothing like keeping that salt in those open wounds. Anyone with an ounce of moral fiber or compassion wouldn’t keep these things going in such a catty way.
Jolie: Jolie said it was her children — basically Maddox — who ultimately cemented her relationship with Pitt as a family.
One day, Maddox “just out of the blue called him Dad,” she said. “It was amazing. We were playing with cars on the floor of a hotel room, and we both heard it and didn’t say anything and just looked at each other.
“So that was probably the most defining moment, when he decided that we would all be a family,” she said.
CA: As a parent, I can’t help but believe that this is something that was ‘planted’ in the mind of that child. He was used as a decoy to lure in the prey – a completely manipulated twist of fate.
Perhaps in time, I’ll grow to respect the Jolie-Pitt pairing, at this point, I haven’t an ounce of respect to spare on Jolie. Had things played out differently and had Pitt and Aniston TRULY split BEFORE the Jolie- Pitt flames ignited, I would have more compassion. However, I have to think of the example that she’s setting.
It’s ok to discount your morals and values in one area as long as you adopt the children of the world and feed some of the hungry.
Marriage is a sacred union between two people that should not be messed with. Kind of like Texas!